Microwaves from GSM and 3G mobile phones affect human cells (new)

BEMS Presentation 2004 

Because biological effects of microwaves depend on such physical parameters as frequency, polarization and modulation, potential health effects of each particular signal should be investigated before usage of this signal in mobile telephony. By disregarding the dependence of microwave effects on physical parameters, the current safety standards are based on inadequate variables such as specific absorbed rate (SAR) and provide eventually legitimate basement for usage of new signals without testing them.

Some from the already introduced specific signals have been tested in laboratory studies, which are usually supported by the governmental organizations, and the data have shown that at least some of the introduced or being introduced signals do result in significant effects in human cells. As it has been shown in our recent presentations [1-3], GSM microwaves at specific frequencies induce stress-like response in human lymphocytes, which are the important part of our immune system. The types of the signal that is used in so-called third generation (3G) mobile phones and represent relatively wide bands (many frequencies are emitted simultaneously) implicate even higher efficiency as compared to GSM (one frequency is emitted simultaneously). Indeed, 3G signal has been shown to affect human lymphocytes in the same way as the GSM signal at the effective frequency [1].


[1]        I. Belyaev, L. Hillert, E. Markova, R. Sarimov, L. Malmgren, B. Persson, and M. Harms-Ringdahl, "Microwaves of mobile phones affect human lymphocytes from normal and hypersensitive subjects dependent on frequency," presented at 26th  Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics (BEMS), Washington, USA, 2004.

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[2]        I. Belyaev, L. Hillert, M. Protopopova, L. Malmgren, B. Persson, G. Selivanova, and M. Harms-Ringdahl, "GSM microwaves and 50 Hz electromagnetic field induce stress response but not apoptosis in human lymphocytes from hypersensitive and healthy persons," presented at 12th International Congress of Radiation Research, Brisbane, Australia, 2003.

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[3]        I. Belyaev, L. Hillert, C. Tamm, M. Harms-Ringdahl, L. Malmgren, and B. Persson, "Effects of ELF and microwaves on human lymphocytes from hypersensitive persons," presented at 24th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 2002.

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